Feb 03

Gratitude & Transitions

The old adage that time flies when you’re having fun rings true as we look back on over five years of serving up classic film-related content here as the classic couple. We’ve watched and written about so many marvelous classic movies and we’ve had countless good times with movie fans at film festivals and at […]

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Mar 12

Notorious: Hers & His Perspectives

For the nineth installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on Notorious (1946). We’ve returned to our journey with Peter Bogdanovich settled back into his recommendations. HERS Great cast, great director, great original screenplay. Film noir Notorious has it all. And it has, for me, a performance from Ingrid Bergman that, while it […]

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Mar 05

Casablanca: Hers & His Perspectives

For the eighth installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on Casablanca (1942). This week we diverted from our journey with Peter Bogdanovich to take advantage of the opportunity to see Casablanca on the big screen. HERS It’s perfection. Casablanca is a perfect film. It has it all: compelling plot, exotic setting, […]

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Feb 26

Adam’s Rib: Hers & His Perspectives

For the seventh installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on Adam’s Rib (1949). HERS The scenes at home between Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, those signaled with intertitles like “that evening,” are my favorites in Adam’s Rib. The intimacy of the couple—as they have breakfast in bed, greet each other after […]

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Feb 19

White Heat: Hers & His Perspectives

For the sixth installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on White Heat (1949). HERS White Heat is the most gangster of gangster films. It’s got it all in a fast-paced story involving a merciless gang of criminals, gun molls and dames, hard-nosed cops, and naive prison guards. James Cagney as psychopathic […]

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Feb 11

Anatomy of a Murder: Hers & His Perspectives

For the fifth installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on Anatomy of a Murder (1959). HERS Anatomy of a Murder was a new, classic discovery for me. Until this challenge, I had not seen it from start to finish. And now I question what I’ve been doing with my time, especially as […]

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Feb 05

To Have and Have Not: Hers & His Perspectives

For the fourth installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on To Have and Have Not (1944). HERS Sexy. That’s what To Have and Have Not is. Sexy. This is the movie where 44-year-old Humphrey Bogart and 19-year-old Lauren Bacall fell in love. And it’s all there on screen. Bacall is beguiling, […]

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Jan 29

The Awful Truth: Hers & His Perspectives

For the third installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on The Awful Truth (1937). HERS Cary Grant has been in my top five list of actors for many years. I remain steadfast in my appreciation for his acting and my enjoyment of his films. My Cary Grant is the best romantic comedy […]

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Jan 22

The Lady Eve: Hers & His Perspectives

For the second installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on The Lady Eve (1941). HERS Over the last eight years or so, I have become a Barbara Stanwyck fan, a real Barbara Stanwyck fan as she now ranks in my top five actresses of all time. I enjoy all of her […]

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Jan 13

An American in Paris: Hers & His Perspectives

For the first installment in our 2023 Classic Couple Movie Challenge, we offer our take on An American in Paris (1951). HERS An American in Paris is a movie musical I enjoy for the performances, not for the acting. The film serves as a vehicle to showcase the artistry of its stellar cast. Concert pianist […]

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